‘Rs 38.25 cr cyber fraud committed across India’

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The police also recovered Rs 27,000 and 15 mobile phones, 95 SIM cards and three laptops used in the crime….reports Asian Lite News

The cyber crime teams of Gurugram Police have arrested 28 cyber criminals including six women who defrauded people in 10,472 complaints worth Rs 38.25 crore, police said.

According to the police, after reviewing the data of mobile phones and SIM cards recovered from the accused by the police from the Indian Cybercrime Coordinate Center (I4C), it was found that the accused were involved in fraud of about Rs 38.25 crore and around 10,472 complaints were registered against them across India.

In connection with this, out of 10,472 complaints, 540 were converted into cases which were registered across India. Out of 540 cases, 26 cases were registered against them in different cyber crime police stations in Gurugram.

“The accused used to defraud people in the name of investing in share market, task-based job, online loans, online ticket booking and offered lucrative offers to the victims and duped them,” Priyanshu Diwan, ACP (South) said.

The police also recovered Rs 27,000 and 15 mobile phones, 95 SIM cards and three laptops used in the crime.

Further action is being taken regularly on the information obtained by examining the devices recovered from the arrested cyber fraudsters by the police, he said.

Meanwhile, two officials of a private bank have been arrested on Tuesday for allegedly duping a man of Rs 25.50 lakh, police said.

Priyanshu Diwan, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Cybercrime), said that the arrested accused have been identified as Harpreet Singh and Davender Singh.

The accused were associated with ICICI Bank.

According to the police, a man filed a complaint at the Cyber Crime Police Station Manesar in February that he got duped of Rs 25.50 lakh in the name of investing in the stock market.

During the probe, Inspector Sunil Kumar, SHO of the said police station, arrested the accused.

During interrogation, the accused disclosed that they were employees of ICICI Bank.

The accused used to be in contact with the cyber criminals and provided them with bank accounts to be used for fraud, police said.

So far, the Gurugram police have arrested 16 bank officials within six months who were allegedly involved in cyber fraud.

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